Weight loss is appropriate if your child is overweight and he or she has reached adult height. In some severe cases, weight loss before your child reaches his or her full adult height may be needed.
Other types of treatment for diabetes are provided by therapists or others who do not operate within mainstream medical practice. None of these complementary therapies have been proved to be effective in treating diabetes. But your child may benefit from safe, nontraditional therapies that complement conventional medical treatment for the disease. Talk with your doctor before seeking any complementary therapies for your child.